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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342191/changes-in-balance-and-joint-position-sense-during-a-12-day-high-altitude-trek-the-british-services-dhaulagiri-medical-research-expedition
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Sarah B Clarke, Kevin Deighton, Caroline Newman, Gareth Nicholson, Liam Gallagher, Christopher J Boos, Adrian Mellor, David R Woods, John P O'Hara
Postural control and joint position sense are essential for safely undertaking leisure and professional activities, particularly at high altitude. We tested whether exposure to a 12-day trek with a gradual ascent to high altitude impairs postural control and joint position sense. This was a repeated measures observational study of 12 military service personnel (28±4 years). Postural control (sway velocity measured by a portable force platform) during standing balance, a Sharpened Romberg Test and knee joint position sense were measured, in England (113m elevation) and at 3 research camps (3619m, 4600m and 5140m) on a 12-day high altitude trek in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342011/utility-of-time-and-frequency-domain-parameters-of-heart-rate-variability-in-the-context-of-autonomic-disorders-characterized-by-orthostatic-dysfunction
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Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Brittany Balint, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. A consensus is lacking on the best heart rate variability measures for clinical purposes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of heart rate variability parameters in healthy versus autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Healthy young (n = 134), healthy older (n = 32), and patients with mild (postural tachycardia syndrome; n = 25) and severe (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were included...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341873/differences-in-heart-rate-reserve-of-similar-physical-activities-during-work-and-in-leisure-time-a-study-among-danish-blue-collar-workers
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Pieter Coenen, Mette Korshøj, David M Hallman, Maaike A Huysmans, Allard J van der Beek, Leon M Straker, Andreas Holtermann
Recent studies suggest that while leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) promotes general health, engaging in occupational physical activity (OPA) may have negative health consequences. It has been hypothesized that the different health effects from OPA and LTPA can be explained by differences in physical activity (PA) intensity in these two domains. To assess the intensity of OPA and LTPA, we aimed to study the percentage heart rate reserve (%HRR) during similar types of OPA and LTPA during workdays. Data from the NOMAD study on Danish blue-collar workers (n=124) with objective measurements of PA (using accelerometers) and heart rate (using heart rate monitors) for 4 workdays were analysed...
January 13, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341797/visual-dependence-affects-postural-sway-responses-to-continuous-visual-field-motion-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy
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Yawen Yu, Richard T Lauer, Carole A Tucker, Elizabeth D Thompson, Emily A Keshner
The current study aimed to explore the impact of visual dependence on sensorimotor coupling of postural sway and visual motion in adults and teens with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). We hypothesized that individuals with CP would exhibit greater magnitudes of sway than healthy individuals, and the presence of visual dependence (VD) would produce instability in the direction of visual motion. Participants stood in a virtual environment in which the visual scene remained static or continuously rotated 30 degree/second in pitch-up or pitch-down...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340715/postural-control-and-the-relation-with-cervical-sensorimotor-control-in-patients-with-idiopathic-adult-onset-cervical-dystonia
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J De Pauw, R Mercelis, A Hallemans, G Van Gils, S Truijen, P Cras, W De Hertogh
Cervical dystonia (CD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions leading to an abnormal head posture or movements of the neck. Dysfunctions in somatosensory integration are present and previous data showed enlarged postural sway in stance. Postural control during quiet sitting and the correlation with cervical sensorimotor control were investigated. Postural control during quiet sitting was measured via body sway parameters in 23 patients with CD, regularly receiving botulinum toxin treatment and compared with 36 healthy controls...
January 16, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339966/acute-diesel-exhaust-exposure-and-postural-stability-a-controlled-crossover-experiment
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Jason Curran, Rachel Cliff, Nadine Sinnen, Michael Koehle, Chris Carlsten
Recent epidemiological evidence connects ambient air pollutants to adverse neurobehavioural effects in adults. In animal models, subchronic controlled exposures to diesel exhaust (DE) have also showed evidence of neuroinflammation. Evidence suggests that DE not only affects outcomes commonly associated with cognitive dysfunction, but also balance impairment. We conducted a controlled human exposure experiment with 28 healthy subjects (average age = 28 years (SD = 7.1; range = 21-49); and 40% female) who were exposed to two conditions, filtered air (FA) and DE (300 μg PM2...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339773/postural-adaptations-to-unilateral-knee-joint-hypomobility-induced-by-orthosis-wear-during-gait-initiation
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A Delafontaine, P Fourcade, J L Honeine, S Ditcharles, E Yiou
Balance control and whole-body progression during gait initiation (GI) involve knee-joint mobility. Single knee-joint hypomobility often occurs with aging, orthopedics or neurological conditions. The goal of the present study was to investigate the capacity of the CNS to adapt GI organization to single knee-joint hypomobility induced by the wear of an orthosis. Twenty-seven healthy adults performed a GI series on a force-plate in the following conditions: without orthosis ("control"), with knee orthosis over the swing leg ("orth-swing") and with the orthosis over the contralateral stance leg ("orth-stance")...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339276/reliability-of-oscillometric-central-blood-pressure-and-central-systolic-loading-in-individuals-over-50-years-effects-of-posture-and-fasting
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Andrew Mitchelmore, Lee Stoner, Danielle Lambrick, Simon Jobson, James Faulkner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The between-day reliability of oscillometric pulse wave analysis has been demonstrated in a young, healthy population but not in an older sample. This study examined the between-day reliability of the SphygmoCor XCEL in individuals over 50 years. As blood pressure is measured in a range of postures and fasting states (supine/seated, fasted/non-fasted), this study also investigated the effect of these variables on central blood pressure and central systolic loading...
December 27, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339174/the-impact-of-strabismus-surgery-on-gait-pattern-in-patients-with-congenital-or-starting-within-one-year-of-age-strabismus
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Enrica Sipio, Anna Dickmann, Irene Aprile, Marco Germanotta, Chiara Simbolotti, Annabella Salerni, Gustavo Savino, Luca Padua
Strabismus is a common visual disorder that negatively affects walking and balance. Therapeutic interventions for strabismus include strabismus surgery. Few studies investigated the relationship between strabismus surgery and postural control while, to the best of our knowledge, none has been conducted to assess the influence of strabismus surgery on gait. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the locomotion characteristics over patients with congenital or starting within one year of age strabismus, one month and three months after strabismus surgery...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338847/evaluation-and-validation-of-musculoskeletal-force-feasible-set-indices-application-to-manual-wheelchair-propulsion
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Vincent Hernandez, Philippe Gorce, Nasser Rezzoug
The aim of this work was to assess handrim wheelchair propulsion effectiveness, related to the applied forces on the handrim, through the force feasible set. For a given posture of the upper-limb, it represents the set of isometric forces that can be applied on the handrim in any direction. The force feasible set was predicted from a musculoskeletal model of the upper-limb and trunk (10 degrees of freedom and 56 muscles). The aim of the first part of the study was to compare the force feasible set prediction and the force currently applied on the handrim...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338489/multimodal-physiotherapy-treatment-based-on-a-biobehavioral-approach-for-patients-with-chronic-cervico-craniofacial-pain-a-prospective-case-series
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Fernando Marcos-Martín, Luis González-Ferrero, Noelia Martín-Alcocer, Alba Paris-Alemany, Roy La Touche
The purpose of this prospective case series was to observe and describe changes in patients with chronic cervico-craniofacial pain of muscular origin treated with multimodal physiotherapy based on a biobehavioral approach. Nine patients diagnosed with chronic myofascial temporomandibular disorder and neck pain were treated with 6 sessions over the course of 2 weeks including: (1) orthopedic manual physiotherapy (joint mobilizations, neurodynamic mobilization, and dynamic soft tissue mobilizations); (2) therapeutic exercises (motor control and muscular endurance exercises); and (3) patient education...
January 17, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336102/behavioural-responses-of-the-yellow-emitting-annelid-tomopteris-helgolandica-to-photic-stimuli
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Anaïd Gouveneaux, Marie-Charlotte Gielen, Jérôme Mallefet
In contrast to most mesopelagic bioluminescent organisms specialised in the emission and reception of blue light, the planktonic annelid Tomopteris helgolandica produces yellow light. This unusual feature has long been suggested to serve for intraspecific communication. Yet, this virtually admitted hypothesis has never been tested. In this behavioural study of spectral colour sensitivity, we first present an illustrated repertoire of the postures and action patterns described by captive specimens. Then video tracking and motion analysis are used to quantify the behavioural responses of singled out worms to photic stimuli imitating intraspecific (yellow) or interspecific (blue) bioluminescent signals...
January 16, 2018: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335773/effects-of-combining-ergonomic-interventions-and-motor-control-exercises-on-muscle-activity-and-kinematics-in-people-with-work-related-neck-shoulder-pain
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Sharon M H Tsang, Billy C L So, Rufina W L Lau, Jie Dai, Grace P Y Szeto
PURPOSE: This study compared the effects of "Ergomotor" intervention and conventional physiotherapy, on influencing the motor control in the neck-shoulder region in people with work-related neck-shoulder pain (WRNSP). METHODS: 101 patients (age range 20-54 years) diagnosed with chronic WRNSP were randomized into control (CO) group (n = 50) and Ergomotor (EM) group (n = 51). Each group received a 12-week intervention. Participants in CO group received treatment for pain relief and general exercises...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335147/-pre-and-postnatal-support-through-haptonomy
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Catherine Dolto
Pre- and postnatal haptonomy constitutes a quality form of support for babies and their parents, from the final months of pregnancy through to the acquisition of walking. It contributes to the development of infants' emotional, sensory and tonic-postural security, enabling them to start to move and engage with confidence in life and in relationships.
January 2018: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334945/blood-pressure-change-does-not-associate-with-center-of-pressure-movement-after-postural-transition-in-geriatric-outpatients
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Sjoerd T Timmermans, Esmee M Reijnierse, Jantsje H Pasma, Marijke C Trappenburg, Gerard J Blauw, Andrea B Maier, Carel G M Meskers
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a blood pressure drop after postural change, is associated with impaired standing balance and falls in older adults. This study aimed to assess the association between blood pressure (BP) and a measure of quality of standing balance, i.e. Center of Pressure (CoP) movement, after postural change from supine to standing position in geriatric outpatients, and to compare CoP movement between patients with and without OH. METHODS: In a random subgroup of 75 consecutive patients who were referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic, intermittent BP measurements were obtained simultaneously with CoP measurements in mediolateral and anterior-posterior direction directly after postural change during 3 min of quiet stance with eyes open on a force plate...
January 15, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334475/abandonment-of-assistive-products-assessing-abandonment-levels-and-factors-that-impact-on-it
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André T Sugawara, Vinícius D Ramos, Fábio M Alfieri, Linamara R Battistella
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels and factors that influence the abandonment of assistive products by users of a local reference rehabilitation center. METHODS: This observational study involved users who received services and assistive products provided by our center of rehabilitation. Users were identified using the records of the center and their responses about the abandonment were collected through face-to-face interviews. RESULTS: The abandonment level of assistive products was 19...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333725/chemoreflex-function-and-brain-blood-flow-during-upright-posture-in-men-and-women
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Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Orthostatic intolerance is more common in women than men, and some studies have found that women in the early follicular (EF) phase of the menstrual cycle experience the greatest feelings of lightheadedness. Chemoreflex function while supine or upright was investigated to determine the potential contribution of ventilatory control to these phenomena. Men (n = 13) and women (n = 14) were tested while supine and 70° upright (head-up tilt [HUT]) and given: (1) normoxia or (2) hypercapnia (5% CO2 ). Women were tested during the EF phase (days 2-5) and the midluteal phase (ML; days 18-24)...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333722/cardiovascular-adjustments-during-anticipated-postural-changes
#18
Neesirg M Patel, Ethan A G Baker, Samuel R Wittman, Isaiah C Engstrom, George H Bourdages, Andrew A McCall, Derek M Miller, Bill J Yates
It is well-documented that feedforward cardiovascular responses occur at the onset of exercise, but it is unclear if such responses are associated with other types of movements. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that feedforward cardiovascular responses occur when a passive (imposed) 60° head-up tilt is anticipated, such that changes in heart rate and carotid artery blood flow (CBF) commence prior to the onset of the rotation. A light cue preceded head-up tilts by 10 sec, and heart rate and CBF were determined for 5-sec time periods prior to and during tilts...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332761/exercise-on-balance-and-function-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Roberta de Matos Brunelli Braghin, Elisa Cavalheiro Libardi, Carina Junqueira, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa, Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu
OBJECTIVES: To assess balance and function of symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and investigate the influence of physical exercise. DESIGN: Subjects were divided into three groups: Group 1 (n = 15), symptomatic knee OA; Group 2 (n = 11), asymptomatic knee OA; and Group 3 (n = 16), knee OA and no intervention. History of falls, the WOMAC questionnaire, balance and functionality were assessed. RESULTS: After intervention, there was a significant difference in the total WOMAC score and in the pain and function domains only in Group 1...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332757/activation-of-lower-limb-muscles-with-different-types-of-mount-in-hippotherapy
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Mariane Fernandes Ribeiro, Ana Paula Espindula, Domingos Emanuel Bevilacqua Júnior, Jéssica Aparecida Tolentino, Carolina Fioroni Ribeiro da Silva, Márcia Fernandes Araújo, Alex Abadio Ferreira, Vicente de Paula Antunes Teixeira
OBJECTIVES: To analyze muscle activation of lower limbs (LL) of subjects in hippotherapy sessions. METHODS: The study included 10 healthy subjects, five male and five female, with an average age of 24.03 (±4.06) years. Subjects underwent four hippotherapy sessions of 30 min with interval of one week, and each session was performed with a different type of mount material in the following order: 1st performed with saddle and feet in the stirrups (S1), 2nd with saddle and feet off the stirrups (S2), 3rd with blanket and feet off the stirrup (S3) and 4th with blanket and feet in the stirrups (S4)...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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